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335. Thing and Symbol in Everyday Life and Narration

Wednesday, 6 January, 3:30–4:45 p.m., Seneca, Sheraton

A special session

Presiding: Noam Scheindlin, LaGuardia Community Coll., City Univ. of New York

1. "Everything Watches: The Tin Drum and the Aesthetics of 'New Objectivity,'" Joyce Piell Wexler, Loyola Univ., Chicago

2. "Georges Perec, a Man Asleep, Is You," Peter Consenstein, Graduate Center, City Univ. of New York

3. "Transitivity and Material Cultures: Toward an Aesthetics of Literary Things," Virginia Piper, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison

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  • General Literature – Themes, Myths, and Archetypes

  • Comparative Literature – Twentieth Century

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